Re: [videoblogging] visions of the future

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Thanks, Deirdre. I'd forgotten about these!
Lisa

Deirdr� Straughan <lists@…> wrote:
Anyone here read David Brin? <http://www.davidbrin.com/> He's best
known as a science fiction author.

In "Kil'n Time" he talks about the "world eye," in which there are
video cameras basically everywhere, both for public security and in
the hands of the public. "Privacy" as we know it today is more or less
dead (along with its corollary, shame), and it's hard for governments
and companies, no matter how large and powerful, to get away with very
much for very long.

In "Earth," one vignette sticks in my mind: an old man makes friends
with a group of young street toughs, talking to them about their lives
and his own life. The boys find out later that all the time he was
videotaping them through a camera mounted on his glasses. He edits the
interviews into a video which becomes very popular and is widely
circulated on the web, I don't remember whether this is monetized or not.

best regards,
Deirdr� Straughan

http://www.straughan.com

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<DIV>Thanks, Deirdre. I'd forgotten about these!</DIV>
<DIV>Lisa<BR><BR><B><I>Deirdr� Straughan <lists@…></I></B> wrote:</DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE class=replbq style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"><TT>Anyone here read David Brin? <<A href="http://www.davidbrin.com/">http://www.davidbrin.com/</A>> He's best<BR>known as a science fiction author. <BR><BR>In "Kil'n Time" he talks about the "world eye," in which there are<BR>video cameras basically everywhere, both for public security and in<BR>the hands of the public. "Privacy" as we know it today is more or less<BR>dead (along with its corollary, shame), and it's hard for governments<BR>and companies, no matter how large and powerful, to get away with very<BR>much for very long.<BR><BR>In "Earth," one vignette sticks in my mind: an old man makes friends<BR>with a group of young street toughs, talking to them about their lives<BR>and his own life. The boys find out later that all the time he was<BR>videotaping them through a camera mounted on his glasses. He edits the<BR>interviews into a video which becomes very popular and
is widely<BR>circulated on the web, I don't remember whether this is monetized or not.<BR><BR><BR>best regards,<BR>Deirdr� Straughan<BR><BR><A href="http://www.straughan.com/">http://www.straughan.com</A><BR><BR></TT><BR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR><BR><A href="http://www.lisaharper.org">Lisa Harper</a>
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